The Coalition has confirmed that Gears of War 4 microtransactions will be similar to those found in Halo 5: Guardians and the REQ pack system.
Purchasing packs will give players new skins and XP boosts for use in multiplayer but it will not provide additional damage or pay to win bonuses. Customisations like a Vintage JD skin, a Vintage Gnasher shotgun, a Vintage JD emblem, and a bounty that gives you 1000 XP for winning a game while using a Vintage JD skin are the kinds of things you can expect.
Cards can also be earned by simply playing the game or combining cards to make better ones. Regardless of how you earn or purchase your cards, the reward you get dealt is randomised. That means that, in theory, you are just as likely to get rare content from an earned card as you would from a purchased one.
Gears of War 4 launches on the 11th October for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC’s and is part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere program. The games is being developed by The Coalition after taking over from Epic when Microsoft bought the IP.